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Monday: May 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.

This should certainly ramp up the potential exposure that The Nook receives with these added purchase locations. Although, I'm not sure if it will really help as most Best Buy locations are also selling Apple's iPad. Side by side, The Nook looks a little shabby at it's current price tag.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:48 PM | Tags (8) | barnesknoble | bestbuy | device | ereader | gadget | nook | purchase | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.

Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:16 PM | Tags (11) | apple | competition | digitaltrends | ereader | gadget | gaming | iphone | netbook | portable | psp | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?

Yes, you may be seeing the end of boring black and white e-ink on your beloved Kindle at some point in the near future. I could be wrong though, maybe black and white multitouch screens will be all the rage. The possibilities!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:21 AM | Tags (8) | kindle | amazon | device | touchscreen | multitouch | ereader | ipad | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

David Pogue reviews the Barnes and Knoble  Nook e-reader.David Pogue reviews the Barnes and Knoble Nook e-reader.

Unfortunately, we, the salivating public, might be afflicted with a little holiday disease of our own: Sucker Syndrome. Every one of the Nook’s vaunted distinctions comes fraught with buzz kill footnotes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:45 PM | Tags (5) | nook | ereader | review | nyt | davidpogue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 129 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.

There are already a sea of Kindles on my morning commute into the city on a daily basis. Go ahead, be part of the 'in' crowd and buy yourself an ereader. I'll pull out an actual book and remain an outcast. Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:29 AM | Tags (10) | ereaders | holiday | shopping | gifts | commute | amazon | barnes | noble | kindle | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.

I'm not in the market for an e-reader gadget but this thing looks really cool and it's way more attractive than Amazon's Kindle in terms of aesthetics. Overall it's a very surprising and pleasant effort from the folks at Barnes and Noble - and the price ain't too shabby either. Who wants to share some books with me?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:39 PM | Tags (10) | amazon | barnes | bn | design | ereader | kindle | noble | nook | reasons | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.

All you need is an eraser and a damp towel. Wipe the card clean with the towel to remove any grimey build up deposited onto your card from your wallets or card reader machines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | lifehacker | tutorial | creditcards | cleaning | towel | reader | grime | wallet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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